Martin L. Mathews Awards Program & Benefit Concert 2017

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Martin L. Mathews Awards Program | Benefit Concert

The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with a crisp one-hour awards show named in honor of the organization’s Co-Founder Martin Luther Mathews. Featuring two highly-recognized and world-renowned artists Brian McKnight & Ginuwine, Mathews-Dickey proudly hosts the Martin L. Mathews Awards Program and Benefit Concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on August 26th.

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our members, volunteers and supporters within the St. Louis community. There, everyone is invited to celebrate the achievements of high-performing young people, dedicated volunteers and generous members of the community and hear from CEO Wendell Covington, Jr. Then, it’s time for an unforgettable serenade featuring two chart-topping R&B artists.

Learn more about the event and Family Reunion Weekend in this blog post.

Presenting sponsor: Centene Corporation


For our VIP guests, the evening starts with a three-course dinner at the Fox Club.

This star-studded affair officially begins by recognizing our award recipients at 7 p.m.

The 2017 Martin L. Mathews Awards:

The following awards to be given to outstanding individuals 

Arts Advocate of the Year | Felicia Shaw, executive director | Regional Arts Commission

Jack Buck That’s A Winner Honor | Dave Peacock, president & COO | Schnuck Markets, Inc.

Benjamin F. Edwards III Memorial | Stephanie Adams, vice president, head of trust services | TIAA, FSB

Sports Advocate of the Year | Niele’ Ivey, assistant women’s basketball coach | University of Notre Dame

Leadership & Professional Development Advocate of the Year | Jan Sanders-Smith, president | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Omicron Theta Omega Sorority

Community Action Network Partner of the Year | Chaketa Riddle, assistant superintendent | Riverview Gardens School District

Bill Maritz Memorial | Brittany Packnett, educator, activist and vice president of National Community Alliances | Teach for America

Martin L. Mathews Award for Nonprofit Leadership | Maxine Clark, CEO | Clark Fox Foundation

Outstanding Youth Achiever | Riana McDonald, high school senior | Cardinal Ritter Prep

Scholar-Athlete Honor | Kobe Dozier,  high school senior | North Tech

Ida Goodwin Woolfolk Education Advocate of The Year | Tishaura Jones, treasurer | City of St. Louis

Healthy Living Advocate of the Year | Sunny Schaefer, executive director, Operation Food Search

Martin L. Mathews Awards 2017 Honorees

Benefit Concert:

After the awards program, our guest will be treated to an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Enjoy the double bill of two world-renowned artists.

Purchase tickets below – VIP and sponsorships only available through More tickets available at and 314.534.1111. Net proceeds from the evening directly support the programs we offer to many St. Louis-area youth.

Please see the Fox Seating Map (Color) to see the seat layout for the theatre to help choose which tickets you’d like to purchase.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please view our Family Reunion Weekend 2017 Media & Sponsor Kit here.

Tickets — 7:00 p.m. show

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    Orchestra Front | Sect. 02 or 05

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    Mezzanine Center | Sect. 04

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    Orchestra Middle | Sect. 02 | 03 | 04 |05



VIP packages — 5:00 p.m. seating

VIP includes a 5:00 p.m. seating for dinner at The Fox Club prior to the Awards Show and Benefit Concert.

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    VIP Dinner/Show | Pit, Orch Front or FoxClub

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    VIP Shade Tree | Dinner/Show Tbl. of 10

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    VIP Corporate | Dinner/Show Table of 10

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    VIP Legacy Circle| Dinner/Show Table of 10

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    VIP Silver | Dinner/Show Table of 10 + 10 concert only tickets

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    VIP Gold | Dinner/Show Table of 10 + 10 concert only tickets


View concert photos and award winners from last year’s event.


Program Advertisements | $750 – $1,500 

Promote your cause/business with ad space in our commemorative program booklet | Each Attendee Receives One Booklet

August 26 2017


Date: August 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Fox Theatre

527 N Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103 United States

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(314) 534-1111

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  • 5:00 p.m. - VIP seating and dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. - Awards Program
  • 8:00 p.m. - Benefit Concert featuring Brian McKnight & Ginuwine


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